April 4, 1885

Manual of Nervous Diseases and an Introduction to Medical Electricity.

JAMA. 1885;IV(14):390-391. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390890026014

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We are not disposed to be captious, and we are not dyspeptic, but it is well to remind the author of this book that there are no " Diseases of Clinical Medicine," as the title implies. Within the short compass of 170 pages the author has attempted to write three treatises for the classical and well-worn " Beginner." There is an introductory chapter on the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, which "is particularly intended to draw the student's attention to the recent and important accessions to neurology." This introductory chapter covers twenty pages. Then comes a chapter often pages, on " General Symptomatology of Nervous Diseases"; and sandwiched between this and the fourth, on "Special Pathology and Therapeutics," is one of eleven pages on "Medical Electricity." The title of this truly elementary treatise is too little comprehensive by far. What the student (!) will find in the chapter on the anatomy and

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